|Office||Sullivan Building 102K|
|FYHI 100||First Year Seminar (history)|
|HST 104||Conquest, Slavery and Revolution in the Atlantic World|
|HST 120||Propaganda: An Historical Examination|
|HST 272||History of France Since 1763|
|HST 439||The French Revolution and Napoleon, 1789-1815|
|HST 500||Directed Study in History|
|HST 505||Seminar: Research and Writing in History|
|HST 861||The European Enlightenment and Eighteenth-century Culture|
|HST 992||Directed Study|
|HST 994||Directed Study in Portfolio|
|IDS 600H||Honors Seminar I|
|IDS 601H||Honors Seminar II|
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago, 2006
My research centers on the revolutionary upheaval that reshaped Europe and the Atlantic World from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries. I began with the question, what is it like to live through a revolution? Because I have a long standing interest in religion, I applied this question to the Catholic Church in France, or at least to those within it who embraced the tumultuous change 1789 brought to France. This led me to a study of Jean-Baptiste Volfius, constitutional bishop of the Cote-d'Or. Volfius remained bishop in the Cote-d'Or throughout the ten year lifespan of the Constitutional Church. His story reveals the possibilities and the limitations of this most ambitious of the Revolution's religious legislation. Patriot and Priest: Jean-Baptiste Volfius & the Constitutional Church of the Cote-d'Or. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2019. To learn more about this text, see https://www.mqup.ca/patriot-and-priest-products-9780773558700.php. Currently I am working on Revolution in the Atlantic World, in the series Connections: Key Themes in World History, forthcoming from Hackett Press.
Undergraduate course offerings in European history, the Atlantic World, and the Middle East. Graduate course offerings in the French Revolution and Napoleonic Era, and the Enlightenment and Eighteenth Century Society and Culture.
Patriot and Priest: Jean-Baptiste Volfius & the Constitutional Church in the Cote-d'Or. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2019.
“Un nouveau regard sur la carrière révolutionnaire de Jean-Baptiste Volfius, évêque constitutionnel de la Côte-d'Or.” In Religion et Révolution en Côte-d’Or, Cahier du comité pour l’histoire de la Révolution en Côte-d’O, edited by Christine Lamarre, Frank Laidié et Claude Farenc nouvelle série n° 4. Dijon, Archives départementales de la Côte-d’Or, 2012
Review of Jean-Joël Brégeon and Gérard Guicheteau. Nouvelle histoire des guerres de Vendée. Paris : Perrin, 2017. Forthcoming New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century 16 (June 2019).
Review of Mita Choudhury, The Wanton Jesuit and the Wayward Saint: A Tale of Sex, Religion, and Politics in Eighteenth Century France. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2015; and Stéphane Lamotte. L’affaire Girard-Cardière: Justice, satire et religion au XVIIIe siècle. Preface by Joël Fouilleron. Aix-en-Provence: Presses Universitaires de Provence, 2016. H-France Review. Vol. 16, 283 (December 2016) http://www.h-france.net/vol16reviews/vol16no283Chapman-Adisho.pdf
Review of Caroline Chopelin-Blanc and Paul Chopelin. L’obscurantism et les Lumières : itinéraire de l’abbé Grégoire : évêque révolutionnaire. Paris : Vendémiaire, 2013 and Enlightenment and Catholicism in Europe: A Transnational History, ed. Jeffrey D. Burson and Ulrich L. Lehner, U. Notre Dame Press, 2014. New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century. [Forthcoming March 2015]
Review of Karen E. Carter, Creating Catholics: Catechism and Primary Education in Early Modern France by Karen E. Carter and The Rise and Fall of Theological Enlightenment: Jean-Martin de Prades and Ideological Polarization in Eighteenth-Century France by Jeffrey D. Burson. New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century 28 ( March 2013)
Review of Regulars and the Secular Realm: The Benedictines of the Congregation of Saint-Maur during the 18th Century and the French Revolution by Mary Kathryn Robinson. History: Reviews of New Books 38, no. 3 (July 2010): 103.
"The Former Constitutional Clergy and the Concordataire Church during the Bourbon Restoration" presented at the 46th annual conference of the Western Society for French History, November 1-3, 2018, Portland, Maine.
"Bishops Reconciled" to be presented at the sixty-third annual meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, April 2017, Washington, D.C.
“A Passionate Catholic Revolutionary: Jean-Antoine Maudru, Constitutional Bishop from the Vosges” presented at the New England Historical Association, April 18, 2015, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA.
“The Diocese of Dijon: An Eighteenth Century See” presented at the New England Historical Association, October 12, 2013, Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT.
“Bishops in the East: The Debate on the Civil Constitution of the Clergy in the Métropole de l’Est” presented at the 43rd Annual Conference of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, February 21-23, 2013, Fort Worth, TX.
“Patristic Partners: Constructing a Useable Past for a Revolutionary Present” presented at the New England Historical Association, October 29, 2011, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA.
“Une reconsidération de la Carrière Révolutionnaire de Jean-Baptiste Volfius, évêque constitutionnel de la Côte-d’Or” presented at the Colloque Religion et Révolution en Côte-d’Or, sponsored by the Comité départemental pour l’histoire de la Révolution en Côte-d’Or, Nov. 26-27, 2010. Dijon, France.
“Organizing the Constitutional Church in the Côte-d’Or: A Case Study” presented at the 39th Annual Conference of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, February 19-22, 2009. Savannah, GA.
“The Abbé Grégoire and the Abbé Jean-Baptiste Volfius: Colleagues in the ‘Construction’ of the Constitutional Church. Religious Identity and its Evolution during the French Revolution” presented at the Boston College Biennial Conference on the History of Religion, March 14-15, 2008. Chestnut Hill, MA.
“Une alliance éternelle: The Civil Constitution of the Clergy and Constructing Patriotism in Revolutionary France,” presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Eighteenth-Century Studies, March 2004. Boston, MA.
“Beyond Opportunism: Constitutional Clergy in the Côte-d’Or After the Terror,” presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, April 2003, Milwaukee, WI.
COMMENT AND OTHER RESEARCH PRESENTED
“Writing Together Separately,” Garden Talk, presented with Gayle V. Fischer at the 10th Biennial Conference, Feminisms and Rhetorics 2015, Tempe, AZ, October 28-31, 2015.
Comment for the panel “The Interiorisation of Difference: Music, Literature and Fine Art from the Enlightenment to the Present,” presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Society for French Historical Studies, April 4-6, 2013, Boston, MA.
“A Qualitative Study: Faculty and Librarians Collaborate to Enhance Student Research,” co-investigators Kimberly Poitevin, Zachary Newell, Carol Zoppel, presented at the Association of College and Research Librarians Conference: “Imagine, Innovate, Inspire,” April 10-13, 2013, Indianapolis, IN.